for the soldiers overseas

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    Dec 12, 2009 3:15 AM GMT
    i saw this on facebook and thought a lot of guys on here might want to take part.

    You don't have to support the actual war to support the troops!

    XEROX IS DOING SOMETHING COOL



    If you go to this web site, http://www.letssaythanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving overseas. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.



    How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! It is FREE and it only takes a second.



    Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our soldiers over there need to know we are behind them.



    This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you. Please take the time and please take the time to pass it on for others to do. We can never say enough thank you's.



    Thanks for taking to time to support our military!
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    Dec 12, 2009 3:36 AM GMT
    I remeber when I was in Iraq I got a few of these, it make you feel really good to see your not doing it all in vain and people really care!

    Thanks for your thoughtfulness
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    Dec 12, 2009 6:01 AM GMT
    Sent one, didn't take long at all.
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    Dec 12, 2009 6:19 AM GMT

    Ditto
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    Dec 12, 2009 12:37 PM GMT
    Wow, this is cool.

    My best friend is in Iraq.

    Kudos to Xerox for doing this.

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    Dec 12, 2009 2:29 PM GMT
    Done!icon_cool.gif
  • HotCoach

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    Dec 12, 2009 2:36 PM GMT
    I don't support the war and the logic of not supporting the war but supporting the troops fighting the war makes no sense to me.
    I do support bringing them home NOW!

    Check out MLK on troop support during Viet Nam. And despite what you read this is deja vu all over again. Only the cast has changed. The script remains the same.

    After thought:

    War is always profitable for most of our major corporations, like Zerox.
  • SanEsteban

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    Dec 12, 2009 2:39 PM GMT
    I just did it! What a great idea! It's nice to know that someone will know how much we appreciate them and the job they are doing! As the holidays approach and they continue their tasks and endeavors and are away from their families, it is even more important that our troops know that we are there and appreciate their incredible efforts! icon_biggrin.gif
  • SanEsteban

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    Dec 12, 2009 2:50 PM GMT
    HotCoach saidI don't support the war and the logic of not supporting the war but supporting the troops fighting the war makes no sense to me.
    I do support bringing them home NOW!

    Check out MLK on troop support during Viet Nam. And despite what you read this is deja vu all over again. Only the cast has changed. The script remains the same.

    After thought:

    War is always profitable for most of our major corporations, like Zerox.


    Correct me if I am wrong...

    1. You don't support the war.
    2. You don't support the logic of not supporting the war
    ...and...
    3. supporting the troops fighting the war makes no sense to you???

    Wow! These young men and women are putting their lives on the line everyday so that you can have these opinions and you don't believe in supporting them?

    I understand your support in bringing them home... I think we all can say we support that, but it doesn't seem that that will be happening any time soon. These men and women don't have a choice in being there. I'm sure they would rather be home with their families too. SINCE they don't have a choice and are away from their families trying to do their job for our county, we responsible humans (not just Americans) NEED to support these brave people! A very dear and close person to me lost a cousin fighting in this war. This war is real and we need to support our troops!

    I'm sorry, we may not agree with the war BUT to say that you can not support the troops fighting the war is, in my humble opinion, very sad and inhuman.
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    Dec 12, 2009 3:03 PM GMT
    I feel so good after sending that card, like maybe I can get a smile on someone's face by doing just so little. So why shouldn't we do it. icon_biggrin.gif
  • SanEsteban

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    Dec 12, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    I just sent another card. I want to ensure that another life was touched. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 12, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    Awsome post......Thanxs!
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    Dec 12, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    Sent!!!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 12, 2009 5:17 PM GMT
    Awesome post, man! Thank you for sharing this.
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    Dec 12, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
    HotCoach saidI don't support the war and the logic of not supporting the war but supporting the troops fighting the war makes no sense to me.
    I do support bringing them home NOW!

    Check out MLK on troop support during Viet Nam. And despite what you read this is deja vu all over again. Only the cast has changed. The script remains the same.

    After thought:

    War is always profitable for most of our major corporations, like Zerox.


    Just as with any other man or woman me made a choice in our careers yes, however, we don't have a say as to where we are sent nor what part we play in the overall mission.

    You may not like the war, as with other troops that are there right now and those who are headed back to the deployment zone. Don't hold those who are doing the "dirty work" of politicians responsible for it, I don't like it as much as the next peace loving American, however we aren't the only nation in this, there are other men and women from other NATO countries who are over there facing personal trials at the same time (Breakups, Divorces while deployed, Children being born, loved ones passing and etc). It gives that person encouragement to see that at least one person in the world is thinking of their efforts, just one.
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    Dec 12, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    Chaos444:
    Thanks so much for posting this. I'm not a big fan of holiday mush and syrupy sentiment. I feel like I've developed diabetes from all the sugary cheer we dispense during the holidays. But this is a lovely, simple gesture. I have friends in Afghanistan and keep them in my thoughts regularly. Thanks for alerting us to this.
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    Dec 12, 2009 6:13 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting man. When I was deployed my day would be made 10 times better if I got some mail. Even if it was from a random person that I didn't know. That's awsome.
    I also recently started my own military greeting card company. The first series all for soldiers who are deployed. Get back at me if you want to check them out or are interested.
    Sending anything to a soldier, especially in Afghanistan is a huge moral booster. Not that Iraq deployed soldiers don't deserve getting them equally as much, but for the most part Iraqi bases have a lot more to offer than the bases in Afghanistan. Those troops are having to do a lot without.
  • Webster666

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    Dec 12, 2009 6:41 PM GMT
    I get so disgusted at people who advocate supporting the troops when they really mean, support the wars. I also get disgusted that the damn Republicans started a needless, senseless war in Iraq, where so many of our children (and theirs) got killed or wounded, FOR NOTHING.

    The Republicans sent too few troops, who were grossly insufficiently armed and insufficiently protected from injury. And, now, the President is headed down the "Vietnam" path, in Afghanistan. Disgusting. The only way to support the troops is to bring them home ASAP.


    Steps down from soapbox and sends a thank you card to our troops...
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    Dec 12, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting. I sent 2 also.
  • HotCoach

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    Dec 12, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    SanEsteban said
    HotCoach saidI don't support the war and the logic of not supporting the war but supporting the troops fighting the war makes no sense to me.
    I do support bringing them home NOW!

    Check out MLK on troop support during Viet Nam. And despite what you read this is deja vu all over again. Only the cast has changed. The script remains the same.

    After thought:

    War is always profitable for most of our major corporations, like Zerox.


    Correct me if I am wrong...

    1. You don't support the war.
    2. You don't support the logic of not supporting the war
    ...and...
    3. supporting the troops fighting the war makes no sense to you???

    Wow! These young men and women are putting their lives on the line everyday so that you can have these opinions and you don't believe in supporting them?

    I understand your support in bringing them home... I think we all can say we support that, but it doesn't seem that that will be happening any time soon. These men and women don't have a choice in being there. I'm sure they would rather be home with their families too. SINCE they don't have a choice and are away from their families trying to do their job for our county, we responsible humans (not just Americans) NEED to support these brave people! A very dear and close person to me lost a cousin fighting in this war. This war is real and we need to support our troops!

    I'm sorry, we may not agree with the war BUT to say that you can not support the troops fighting the war is, in my humble opinion, very sad and inhuman.


    "Those who don't know their history are condemned to repeat it."

    We went through all this during the Viet Nam War but things were slightly different then. Almost all the troops were Drafted, something we all faced back then but no one has to now. Most didn't support the war either and some didn't even support the troops themselves, google "fragging". Then there were those who went voluntarily but became totally disilliusioned, google John Kerry.
    These troops today are innocents sent to the slaughter by a military and now a President who should know better. Ah, I forgot. He's too young too! They are not protecting me or the US. Remember the 9/11 attacks were carried out by Saudis. Why are we killing innocent Afghanis? and innocent Iraqis for that matter. And in the end nothing will stop terrorists unless justice reigns in the world.
    General McKristal is no differnt from General Westmoreland. Gimme more troops and we will win. Obama said Afghanistan isn't like Viet Nam in that V N had a home grown insurgency. Will WTF do you think the Taliban are? We supported them when they fought the Russians and we supported Osama bin-Laden too. The Viet Cong weren't supported by the entire population of S. Viet Nam just as the Taliban aren't supported by the entire population of Afghanistan. Yes, we see them as monsters, keeping women down (some will say we still do that here) and banning television!! God forbid!!!Life without television!
    If the individual soldiers want to join and go fight that's their uneducated business. They are not heros but victims fed the same garbage we've been fed since Viet Nam. And I bet they'd rather come home then recieve a dandy card from another big, republican owned, corporation that makes millions suppling the Generals with zerox machines!
    It cost us $1 million to keep 1 soldier in Afghanistan for 1 year. Bring them home and we'll give them half and put the other half to good use here. Infrastructure, schools, hospitals , AIDS research, research of all kinds, access to good health care like in Europe, and free universal higher education for all Americans. Wouldn't that be something? Americans learning history,( and law, and government, and ethics, etc). Maybe then we wouldn't be condemmed to repeat it.

    Send your cards but send a letter to the President to BRING THEM HOME! And while you're at it remind him of DADT and DOM. Still nothing on that front.
    Peace and Love
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    Dec 12, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    besides a few douche bags, everyone else on here deserves a nice big thanks and a hug ^_^
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    Dec 13, 2009 1:28 AM GMT
    double ...done
  • eddie007

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    Dec 13, 2009 1:37 AM GMT
    DONE !
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    Dec 13, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    Sent and I'm glad to remind any soldier that I care for his/her safety.

    As for the original purpose of the Afghan War, to exact revenge upon the perpetrators of 9/11, I think it was foolish.

    But the idea of ridding any country, including our own, of the religious nutcases who want to intimidate and terrorize its citizens in the name of God's law, I fully support.

    Next, let's send the Marines to the Rev. James Dobson's and Rick Warren's.

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    Dec 13, 2009 3:18 AM GMT
    Thanks... Done.